Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia? If you're planning to go to Great Barrier Reef, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Based on the climate and weather in Great Barrier Reef, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Great Barrier Reef, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia by month

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January

January in this region can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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February

If you vacation in Great Barrier Reef during February, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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March

March in this region is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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April

If you go to Great Barrier Reef in April, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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May

If you vacation in Great Barrier Reef during May, you might notice that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

If you are traveling to Great Barrier Reef in June, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

July in Great Barrier Reef is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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August

August here is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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September

If you vacation in Great Barrier Reef during September, you are likely to see that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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October

October in this region is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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November

November in Great Barrier Reef can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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December

If you vacation in Great Barrier Reef during December, you might notice that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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Activities for Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Great Barrier Reef.

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